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Raisin Bread Rolls

These raisin bread rolls are hard to resist. They are super soft, fluffy, tender, and chewy and they are ready in less than two hours  –  If you have to bring one thing to your get-together party please consider these Raisin Bread Rolls. You will be glad you did.These raisin bread rolls are hard to resist

Raisin Bread rolls

These Raisin Bread Rolls are not only quick and easy to make, but they also have a very good flavor and nice tender crumbs. The texture is reminiscent of my favorite dinner rolls – soft and tasty, but filled with raisins and with a hint of cinnamon.

Talking about raisins and cinnamon, have you tried my hot cross buns recipe yet? These buns are deliciously spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, and orange zest. Check out the recipe here, I’m sure you will love it!

I have to admit that these warm dinner rolls are quite addictive because they are hard to resist!

These raisin bread rolls are super soft, fluffy, tender and chewy and they are ready in less than two hours!

Though this recipe is very easy and straightforward, I still simplified this recipe further by skipping some of the kneading and proofing time thereby reducing the wait time. The dough also requires a light kneading which will save you some elbow grease. So this recipe is a winner on all sides.

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Notes:

  1. The Dough will be soft and sticky you don’t have to worry about this just continue to work the dough sprinkling as little flour as possible on your work surface with time the Dough will become less sticky and more springy but still soft.
  2. Also, you need to use a very little amount of flour about one to two tablespoons at most through the kneading process. Don’t be tempted to add the flour in excess otherwise, the dough will turn out hard and the resulting bread will be hard.
  3. Please don’t be tempted to add excess Flour otherwise the rolls will come out tough and if you’ll be using the mixer or food processor you may need to add about 1 Tablespoon (not more than that please).
  4. Make sure the dough rises well before baking it!
  5. Yeast is very sensitive to heat. Be sure your milk is warm to the touch before adding your yeast. A temperature range between 105°F and 110°F works best. The yeast will not get activated Hot milk will kill the yeast. I personally don’t use a thermometer for reading the temperature of my liquid. However, if you are not sure you can use a thermometer.
  6. This recipe works better if you don’t make your rolls too big, otherwise, the bread Rolls will not cook so well on the inside.
These raisin bread rolls are hard to resist

Raisin Bread Rolls

These raisin bread rolls are hard to resist. They are super soft, fluffy, tender and chewy and they are ready in less than two hours .

4.84 from 18 votes
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Course: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bread, bread rolls;, homemade
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Resting Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings: 12 Pieces
Calories: 235kcal
Author: Lola Osinkolu

Ingredients

  • Cups Bread Flour plus about a handful for kneading
  • 4 Tbsp Butter Melted
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Cup Milk Warm
  • 2 Tsp Sugar for proofing the Yeast
  • 1 Tbsp Yeast
  • Cup Sugar
  • ½ Cup Raisins
  • ½ Tbsp Cinnamon
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Egg Egg wash

Instructions

  • Proof the yeast by dissolving the yeast and the two teaspoons of sugar in the warm milk stir well and set aside for about 5 minutes.
  • In another large bowl, combine the flour, salt, Cinnamon, and sugar. Make a well at the center and add the proofed yeast, eggs, melted butter and raisins. Mix together until a soft and sticky dough is formed.
  • Cover the dough and leave to rest for 15 minutes
  • Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and knead for about 5 minutes until a soft, smooth and elastic dough is formed.
  • Divide the dough into twelve pieces. Use your fingers to flatten it out and roll it up tightly (as you would roll up a mat and place the rolls on a parchment-lined baking tray.
  • Cover the rolls with a clean kitchen towel and leave to rise in a warm place for 1 hr to 1 hr 15 minutes till doubled in size.
  • To make the eggwash, crack one egg, and whisk with a tablespoon of water.
  • Brush the bread rolls with the egg wash and place in a preheated oven and bake at 350F for 15 to 20 minutes or till golden brown.

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Notes

  1. The Dough will be soft and sticky you don't have to worry about this just continue to work the dough sprinkling as little flour as possible on your work surface with time the Dough will become less sticky and more springy but still soft.
  2. Please don't be tempted to add excess Flour otherwise the rolls will come out tough and if you'll be using the mixer or food processor you may need to add about 1  to 2  Tablespoon of extra flour.
  3. Make sure the dough rises well before baking it!
  4. Yeast is very sensitive to heat. Be sure your milk is warm to touch before adding your yeast. A temperature range between 105°F and 110°F works best. The yeast will not get activated Hot milk will kill the yeast. I personally don't use a thermometer for reading the temperature of my liquid. However, if you are not sure you can use a thermometer.
  5. This recipe works better if you don't make your rolls too big, otherwise, the Bread Rolls will not cook so well on the inside.
  6. Also, you need to use a very little amount of flour about one to two tablespoons at most through the kneading process. Don't be tempted to add the flour in excess otherwise, the dough will turn out hard and the resulting bread will be hard.

Nutrition

Serving: 12pieces | Calories: 235kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 255mg | Potassium: 138mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 210IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 0.8mg

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Peter

Sunday 14th of February 2021

Love this recipe.I appreciate that you give the tips that I need to improve my bread baking. Thank you.

Bill

Saturday 6th of February 2021

Very nice

Romina

Friday 8th of January 2021

Hi, new Baker here. Do I need to soak the raisins in water before adding them to the mix? Will it be too wet? Thanks in advance!

Nuraini

Tuesday 24th of November 2020

Hi. Can we use all purpose flour instead of bread flour?

Lola Osinkolu

Wednesday 25th of November 2020

Yes, you can.

Saratu

Friday 6th of November 2020

Made this too today...they were almost gone in 15 mins...had to put a barricade cos I'll need them for next day...even my choosy daughter said.."this is nice!..thanks again. Think I've found my bread recipes.

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